The Doll In Dallas

The Doll In Dallas

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So I recently had a fun little weekend getaway with Jason to Dallas, Texas! Why Dallas? Why not?! I’ve always heard that it’s such a fun and beautiful city, and I wanted to experience this Southern hub for myself. It was my first trip there, and only my second time to Texas (the first was Austin for my bachelorette).

 

While every city has it’s own distinct feel and culture – if I had to describe Dallas, it would be to combine Nashville with Buckhead, Atlanta.  The people were kind and lovely, the city was bright and clean, and the Southern accents made me feel right at home.  My favorite part?  The margaritas, guac, and incredible steak.  For anyone who visits, the Ritz-Carlton actually has a nightly guac and margarita tasting in the lobby.  I was in heaven! I actually liked it so much the chef printed out a copy of the recipe for me! What incredible service, kind staff, and attention to detail.  If you’re looking for a place to stay in Dallas, I definitely recommend the Ritz!

 

Besides gorging myself on Tex-Mex food, Jason and I enjoyed admiring the architecture of the city, and of course…some shopping! We visited the Neiman Marcus flagship store downtown, the incredibly beautiful and fashion-forward Forty-Five Ten, and the luxurious Stanley Korshak.  While out on the town, Jase and I took advantage of the lighting and snapped some photos at The Crescent. I love this outfit, because it makes me feel like I’m returning to my love of colorful and flirty looks. The top (from Zara) is so on-trend with its dramatic sleeves, and looks high-end without breaking the bank! And if you can believe it, I actually bought these earrings and skirt separately.  They just go so well together! While the skirt looks great with a crisp white shirt, it would also be so cute with a black T and a leather jacket thrown over it for some edge.  The earrings are such a deep and gorgeous blue – but they also come in so many other fun colors! My other personal favorite is the hot pink.  Wear it with a white collared shirt and a pair of jeans to dress up your casual Friday outfit for work! With my flirty fringed sandals and ruffled sleeves, I feel like this doll is ready for a fiesta! Who am I kidding… I just want an excuse to make that guacamole!

 

Poplin Shirt with Pleated Sleeves: Zara. Midi Skirt in Fringe Dot: J.Crew. Crispin Drop Earrings: BaubleBar. Wild Thing Fringe Sandals: Aquazzura. Italian Silk Scarf: J.Crew (under $50!).  Bag: Chanel.

19 Comments

  • Marissa
    March 12, 2017 9:29 pm

    Your earrings and skirt match exactly! I absolutely love this outfit, including the purse.

    • brownpaperdoll
      brownpaperdoll
      March 16, 2017 8:41 pm

      It’s so funny how that worked out…I actually bought them separately and realized they worked perfectly together! Thanks for the love Marissa! Xo

  • Kyla
    March 12, 2017 10:07 pm

    It sounds like you had a super fun trip! You have me drooling over that guacamole! I’ve always wanted to visit Dallas!
    Kyla
    Wanderlustkyla.com

    • brownpaperdoll
      brownpaperdoll
      March 16, 2017 7:31 pm

      I totally did! And I can’t emphasize enough how to die for that guacamole was!! Maybe Dallas will be one of your next adventures. Thanks for reading Kyla!

  • Joti
    March 13, 2017 6:09 pm

    All of these photos are dreamy!! I love that skirt, it’s so fab! I’ve never been to Dallas, but would love to check it out!

    http://www.stylebymemory.com

    • brownpaperdoll
      brownpaperdoll
      March 16, 2017 7:10 pm

      Thanks for reading Joti! It was my first time in Dallas and I really loved it. Totally recommend a trip! Xo

  • Leopard Couture
    March 13, 2017 7:01 pm

    I have been loving your IG posts with this outfit, you styled this look so perfectly! The royal blue is fab on you babe! Want to visit Dallas one day too, sounds like you had a wonderful trip!:) xx- Mitra

    http://leopardcouture.com/

    • brownpaperdoll
      brownpaperdoll
      March 16, 2017 7:09 pm

      Aw you are too sweet! Thanks for the love Mitra!! Xo

  • Sharon Wu
    March 13, 2017 11:41 pm

    so gorgeous darling! I love your bag and the scarf detailing. hope you’re having a wonderful week xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/fashion/first-spring-desert-lord-and-taylor/

    • brownpaperdoll
      brownpaperdoll
      March 16, 2017 7:07 pm

      Aw thanks Sharon! Really appreciate the love!

  • Sarah
    March 14, 2017 2:09 am

    I am so in love with those earrings that you were wearing in these photos! I can’t get over your Chanel bag as well! To die for. PS I Love Tex-Mex food too LOL.

    Sarah

    http://www.paperdollsarah.com/blog/how-i-scored-this-gorgeous-karl-lagerfeld-blazer-for-free-practically-free

    • brownpaperdoll
      brownpaperdoll
      March 16, 2017 7:05 pm

      Aw thanks Sarah! I love them too! Thanks for reading babe! Xoxo

  • whitney v
    March 14, 2017 6:45 am

    Hi beautiful! i love your outfit and how you coordinated your earrings to your skirt! Brilliant! I’m glad that you were able to enjoy Dallas, I’ve always wanted to visit there and now I have a reason to visit. :)

    http://www.tigersinparis.com

    • brownpaperdoll
      brownpaperdoll
      March 16, 2017 7:03 pm

      Hi love! Thank you so much for stopping by and reading. I had such a great time on the trip, so I’m glad you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you end up planning a trip- I totally think it’s worth it! Xo

  • Kandja Sylla
    March 14, 2017 10:44 pm

    That sounds like a fun trip! I got jealous since you can indulge with some Mex food. You look so lovely boo. So obsessed with your skirt. Thanks for the share Lauren xx

    http://www.prettyweirdbombshell.com/1649-2/

    • brownpaperdoll
      brownpaperdoll
      March 16, 2017 7:01 pm

      It was such a fun trip! Now I’m totally ready for another one! Thanks for reading Kanda! Xo

  • ellie
    March 15, 2017 2:09 pm

    that blue and black polka-dot skirt is perfection! I always love cobalt and black together! Sounds like such a fun trip!!

    Ellie
    http://www.scotchandstilettos.com

    • brownpaperdoll
      brownpaperdoll
      March 16, 2017 7:00 pm

      Thank you Ellie! That’s one my fav color combos too! Thanks for reading lady! Xo

  • Nadia
    March 19, 2017 10:24 pm

    What a perfectly gorgeous outfit, lovely! That shade of blue (cobalt/royal blue) is just giving me all kinds of feels – it’s my absolute fave!! YES to guac!!! :)
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com

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